Editorials

Guest Editorial: Three Boardmembers make their endorsements for HPS

A school board functions best when it can be a genuine link between the community and the school system. All seven members are responsible for working with the…

Cooperation will be key in transforming Jos. Campau

One of Hamtramck’s most prominent commercial property owners has come under scrutiny in the past couple of weeks. A report in the online publication Mlive.com has stirred up…

News

A familiar face returns to take over role of city manager

A familiar face returns to take over role of city manager

    By Charles Sercombe If the state approves, Hamtramck will have a new city…

Election season’s first stirring

Election season’s first stirring

  By Charles Sercombe This year’s election season just sparked to life. And it involves…

It’s final for city manager

It’s final for city manager

  By Charles Sercombe It now looks like City Manager Katrina Powell will not get…

City budget meeting erupts into shouting, ends with treasurer’s exit

City budget meeting erupts into shouting, ends with treasurer’s exit

    By Charles Sercombe What is usually a routine matter in putting together the…

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Business

Market’s closing signals more change to come in city’s retail offerings

Market’s closing signals more change to come in city’s retail offerings

  By Charles Sercombe A Hamtramck shopping landmark is now history. The Polish Market on Jos. Campau and Belmont abruptly announced it was closing this past weekend on…

Medical complex is part of Conant reinvention and rebirth

Medical complex is part of Conant reinvention and rebirth

  By Charles Sercombe A few years ago a former Polish bakery sat empty and falling apart on Conant near Evaline. But much like the rest of Conant…

DDA is offering grants for businesses to purchase new signs

DDA is offering grants for businesses to purchase new signs

  Jos. Campau business owners who are thinking about getting a new sign this year have a helping hand waiting. The city’s Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is once…

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Photo Gallery

Faces from the Hamtramck Labor Day Festival 2016

Faces from the Hamtramck Labor Day Festival 2016

By Charles Sercombe One of our favorite pastimes at the festival is people watching. There are so many interesting faces and…

News

Breaking News … Special council meeting erupts in anger, accusations

Breaking News … Special council meeting erupts in anger, accusations

By Charles Sercombe In a hastily called special city council meeting on Friday afternoon, a bare majority of councilmembers voted to take steps to hire an interim…

Features

Art collective will now be in charge of ‘Hamtramck Disneyland’

Art collective will now be in charge of ‘Hamtramck Disneyland’

  By Charles Sercombe You can continue to go to “Disneyland” here in Hamtramck without actually leaving the city for many years to come. A group of…

Editorials

Change in election law will hurt Hamtramck voters

It’s not often we talk about issues outside of Hamtramck. But recently Gov. Rick Snyder, a Republican, signed into law two very bad pieces of election law…

Sports

For the first time in years, HHS baseball team come home champs

For the first time in years, HHS baseball team come home champs

By Alan Madeleine Last week, Hamtramck High’s boys’ varsity baseball team won their first district championship since … well, since anybody can seem to remember. And the…